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How India Became Democratic:
Citizenship and the Masking of the Universal Franchise

A Discussion with Dr. Ornit Shani

 

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Washington, DC 20052

 

RSVP at go.gwu.edu/HowIndiaBecameDemocratic

 

Join us for a discussion with Ornit Shani on her new book, How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise.

About the speaker:

Ornit Shani is a scholar of politics and modern history of India. Her research focuses on the modern history of democracy and citizenship in India, as well as the rise of Hindu Nationalism, identity and caste politics, and communal and caste violence. Dr. Ornit was a Research Fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge University and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her new book How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise explores the creation of the electoral roll and universal adult franchise in India. Dr. Shani’s other research interests include modern South Asia, democracy and democratization, India’s constitutionalism, India legal history, Indian elections, nationalism, and identity politics.

 


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